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24 Sep
2016

Selvey’s innings comes to poignant end at Lord’s

Mike Selvey: last knock for The Guardian

STEVEN DOWNES pays tribute to the work of The Guardian’s cricket correspondent, who filed his last match report for the paper yesterday

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16 Sep
2016

Cricket books vie for writers’ club annual award

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The Cricket Writers’ Club has published its shortlist for its Book of the Year competition, the winner to be announced at its 70th anniversary annual lunch on September 27

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5 Sep
2016

England’s forgotten victory in a 1966 World Cup

A slightly embarrassed-looking Colin Cowdrey holds aloft the Cricket World Cup at Lord's surrounded by team mates including Basil D'Oliveira, John Edrich, Fred Titmus, John Snow and, slightly obscured wearing his Sussex sweater, Ted Dexter

There’s been plenty of coverage over the summer of the 50th anniversary of England’s World Cup victory. But as PHILIP BARKER writes, there was another global sporting triumph on home soil that summer which has been mostly forgotten

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31 Aug
2016

Paralympians deserve year-round media coverage

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In a report published by English Federation of Disability Sport ahead of the Rio Paralympics they flag the importance of coverage beyond the Games

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16 Aug
2016

£12,000 prizes on offer for county cricket coverage

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The England and Wales Cricket Board, together with the Cricket Writers’ Club, has opened entries for young journalists, broadcasters and regional newspapers for the County Cricket Journalism Awards

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27 Jul
2016

Beaumont and Francis head Rugby Expo speakers

This year's Rugby Expo takes place in Coventry this year

Speakers at this year’s Rugby Expo, being staged in Coventry for the first time, include Bill Beaumont, who will deliver a keynote address ahead of taking over as chairman of World Rugby

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23 Jun
2016

Media advisory: Rio Olympic medal targets, Jul 14

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This will be the final update from UK Sport ahead of the 2016 Rio Olympics and Paralympics

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22 Jun
2016

Media advisory: Discover Your Gold, Jul 12

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UK Sport and the English Institute of Sport (EIS) will be launching a new, multi-sport talent identification campaign searching for future champions in a wide range of Olympic and Paralympic sports

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20 Jun
2016

Euros’ press centres as deflating as match balls

French cuisine: Hack's cheese sandwich (or what passed for a cheese sandwich) in the press centre

If you thought the tournament footballs deflating, the French pitches too leaden and the crowd-control non-existent, then you ought to take a look at the sandwiches on offer in the press centres at Euro 2016. One football hack has been blogging from France since the tournament started, and can be guaranteed not to make a meal of tonight’s England match

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16 Jun
2016

Hopps: ‘Regional press has given up on county cricket’

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“The world for a cricket writer in England, beyond the international circuit, is an unforgiving one, and the resilience and talent of those who find a way to survive is deeply impressive”

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